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Notional loss: MMR lost ₹9,100cr in real estate sales from Oct to Dec 2016

Notional loss: MMR lost ₹9,100cr in real estate sales from Oct to Dec 2016

The real estate sector of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) suffered a loss of around Rs9,100 crore as the residential market sales fell in the last three months after demonetisation. The state government too lost at least Rs460 crore as stamp duty during the period between October and December 2016, claimed market sources. The estimates [...]

January 19, 2017 Saheli Real Estate Comments Off on Notional loss: MMR lost ₹9,100cr in real estate sales from Oct to Dec 2016

Tech 2016: BBC News Online’s biggest technology stories

Tech 2016: BBC News Online’s biggest technology stories

Another year of tech news is nearly over. It has been an eventful 12 months. Samsung smartphones exploded, GoPro drones dropped out of the air and Pebble smartwatches met an untimely end. Facebook became embroiled in a fake news controversy, Yahoo revealed several mega-breaches, we identified the supposed creator of Bitcoin – who then went [...]

December 30, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Tech 2016: BBC News Online’s biggest technology stories

What was the most important technology of 2016? Here’s what our top geeks say

What was the most important technology of 2016? Here’s what our top geeks say

Some of the most important technology of the past year could very well become the story of next year. And the year after that. Such is life at the leading edge of a new frontier. In our regular Geek of the Week feature, innovators and students and tech gurus from all walks of the Pacific [...]

December 24, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on What was the most important technology of 2016? Here’s what our top geeks say

Themes of 2016: technology puts millions of jobs in jeopardy

Themes of 2016: technology puts millions of jobs in jeopardy

In a sense, it was surprising that 2016 was the year in which the social threat posed by rapid technological progress became a topic of serious and widespread discussion. It was, after all, the first year since 2007 when all of the world’s advanced economies managed to grow and in which unemployment rates fell across [...]

December 18, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Themes of 2016: technology puts millions of jobs in jeopardy

Zika, Cupping and Hummus: Your Health Questions in 2016

Zika, Cupping and Hummus: Your Health Questions in 2016

To find out what’s ailing Americans—or at least which ailments they’re curious about—look no further than online search traffic. Zika, heartburn drugs and EpiPen prices were among the topics that saw the greatest rises in search interest in the U.S. in 2016, according to data gathered by health publisher WebMD. While cold symptoms, the flu, [...]

December 8, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Zika, Cupping and Hummus: Your Health Questions in 2016

Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016: State-level dilution may give leeway to realtors

Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016: State-level dilution may give leeway to realtors

While the Union government was forced to strengthen its rules issued under the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (RERA) following much pressure from citizen groups, the dilution of the rules to give leeway to builders has started at the level of various states. So far, the state governments of Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat [...]

December 2, 2016 Saheli Real Estate Comments Off on Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016: State-level dilution may give leeway to realtors

Technology gifts for Christmas 2016

Technology gifts for Christmas 2016

Now that the Christmas season is officially upon us, this is an exciting time to be looking at the amazing new technologies that have found their way into nearly every area of our lives.  While gifts are intended to match what the receiver wants – not the giver – I think it’s also a great [...]

November 25, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Technology gifts for Christmas 2016

Cost Plus World Market® Launches Annual “Share the Joy” Contest Now Through November 30, 2016

Cost Plus World Market® Launches Annual “Share the Joy” Contest Now Through November 30, 2016

Cost Plus World Market® (www.worldmarket.com) wants to send you home for the holidays! As a way to give back to its customers, the specialty retailer has launched its annual “Share the Joy” contest now through November 30, 2016. This year’s contest will send four lucky winners to see and spend time with loved ones during [...]

November 9, 2016 Saheli Home Deco Comments Off on Cost Plus World Market® Launches Annual “Share the Joy” Contest Now Through November 30, 2016

India’s 2016 gold demand seen falling to lowest level in seven years – WGC

India’s 2016 gold demand seen falling to lowest level in seven years – WGC

India’s gold demand could fall as much as 24 percent in 2016 to the lowest level in seven years due to higher prices and increased smuggling as the government seeks to bring transparency to bullion purchases, the World Gold Council (WGC) said. Lower demand from the world’s No.2 gold consumer could hurt global spot prices [...]

November 8, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on India’s 2016 gold demand seen falling to lowest level in seven years – WGC

‘Bots’ step up for 2016 election news coverage

‘Bots’ step up for 2016 election news coverage

If you’re reading about the US election, some of that news is likely to come to you from a “bot.” Automated systems known as “bots” or “robo-journalism” have been around for years, but they are playing a bigger role in coverage this year amid technology advances and stretched media resources. The New York Times, Washington [...]

November 5, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on ‘Bots’ step up for 2016 election news coverage

US election 2016: Clinton camp blasts FBI ‘double standards’

US election 2016: Clinton camp blasts FBI ‘double standards’

The Clinton campaign has blasted FBI Director James Comey for “blatant double standards” over the new inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s email use. The comments came after US media reports that Mr Comey had urged against publically accusing Russia of interfering in the US election, including alleged email hacking. Mr Comey’s concern about releasing the information [...]

November 1, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on US election 2016: Clinton camp blasts FBI ‘double standards’

Turkey: Education External Update – September 2016

Turkey: Education External Update – September 2016

REFUGEES’ RIGHT TO EDUCATION An enabling policy and legislative environment guarantees access to education for refugees: The Ministry of National Education (MoNE) is responsible for ensuring that all refugee children enjoy access to schools and has taken steps to remove administrative barriers to enrolment. Refugee/asylum-seeker children registered with the authorities can enrol in Turkish schools [...]

October 4, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Turkey: Education External Update – September 2016